Clean Air

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A woman enjoys the sun on her balcony as the Eiffel Tower is clearly seen in the background lat week. Air pollution has fallen in Paris in response to the lockdown measure to fight the spread of Covid-19. Photograph: Michel Euler/AP

Improved air quality in Europe due to lockdowns to combat the coronavirus pandemic has delivered health benefits equivalent to avoiding 11,300 prematu(...)

 A counter-demonstrator steps on a pinata during a President Donald Trump rally in Los Angeles, California. Photograph:  David McNew/Getty

Here on the west coast of the United States, the daily drama of Washington politics and the presidency of Donald Trump can seem a world away.  C(...)

In a joint statement, Richard Bruton and Shane Ross expressed “grave concern” about the findings which suggested areas in Dublin city may have higher levels of air pollution than previously indicated. File Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Radical measures to counter rising air pollution due to increased traffic volumes in Dublin will be needed, according to Minister for Transport Shane (...)

In urban areas transport-related emissions of nitrogen-dioxide arising from fossil-fuelled vehicles are close to the EU limit, and continue to pose the biggest threat as Ireland is often above the health-related and tighter WHO and EEA guidelines. Photograph: Getty Images

The burning of solid fuel for home heating across the country and emissions from transport in large urban areas are the main threats to good air quali(...)

The debate over the future of diesel power kicked up a gear this week as campaigners and car makers butted heads, and disagreed over figures

The debate over the future of diesel power kicked up a gear this week as campaigners and carmakers butted heads, and disagreed over figures. At the E(...)

 Prof Colin O’Dowd and Dr Jurgita Ovadnevaite of NUI Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The increasing use of solid fuels such as wood chippings and peat products to heat homes is causing “extreme air pollution” in Dublin, scientists at N(...)

US-appointed supervisor at car maker Volkswagen Larry Thompson:  firm  has only just begun to take steps necessary to prevent future scandals. Photograph:  Holger Hollemann

Nearly three years after Volkswagen admitted to a vast emissions cheating scheme, the company has only just begun to take steps necessary to prevent f(...)

VW admitted in September 2015 about 11 million diesel cars worldwide were outfitted with so-called defeat devices, embedded algorithms used to game emissions tests. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

A former Audi AG manager is being charged with fraud by the US justice department for his alleged role in helping Volkswagen AG cheat emissions standa(...)

Oliver Schmidt, who was head of compliance in the US in 2012 and 2015, is said to be among the VW employees allegedly involved in the briefing. Photograph: AP

Volkswagen’s top management was briefed in the summer of 2015 about the cheating software at the centre of the company’s diesel emissions scandal, and(...)

“A national dialogue on climate change will be the basis for concerted action and, I hope, consensus on the major cultural, political and technological advances required to tackle it.” Photograph: Reuters/Kamal Kishore

The “global” in “global warming” summarises the incontrovertible science underlying the threat facing the planet. It is also, in its vastness, dauntin(...)

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